Women scientists Wikipedia edit-a-thon

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University of New South Wales, Kensington

Newton Building, level 3

Sydney, NSW 2052

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Come and join us editing Wikipedia pages for women in science and engineering, there will be short talks from scientists as well as free pizza!

Aim:

  • We're helping to educate students & curious minds about the possibilities in research and postgraduate studies in Science!

  • The creators of this event are quantum research staff and students at ANFF at UNSW.

  • Raising awareness about supporting women in science and pathways for research & higher studies

Who should attend?

  • All people who are interested in addressing the gender imbalance in sciences and engineering

  • All women who are interested in science

  • All students of UNSW that would like to hear more from accomplished women in science and engineering

When?

  • September the 18th 6-8 pm!


Where?

  • UNSW (Level 3 of the Newton building)

What is an Edit-a-thon?

  • Is an event where like-minded people gather and edit Wikipedia pages as a group, generally focusing on a topic of common interest.

  • A Women in Science edit-a-thon is a worldwide movement geared towards addressing the gap in feminine presence among Wikipedia editors and Wikipedia profiles.

  • More importantly, it is an opportunity to brainstorm with like-minded people about actions torwards bridging the gender gap in science and technology.

  • This particular event will focus on adding and editing pages for women in science (all over the world)!

  • You'll split into small teams and create interesting and engaging pages on some fun women in science.

What do I need to bring?

  • Something to edit a wikipedia page like a laptop!

  • Internet access if you aren't a UNSW student/staff (pending on confirmation)

  • An appetite for food (or science) & curious mind!

Additional comments

  • Create an account for Wikipedia before attending

  • Please let us know if you are not comfortable with us taking pictures

What will happen at the event?

  • We'll have some super cool speakers to come and chat to attendees about their experience in research & science.

  • You'll have the chance to network and make new friends with people who are also curious about research & science.

  • You'll be contributing to a great cause and eating some great pizza with lots of fun people at the same time!

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University of New South Wales, Kensington

Newton Building, level 3

Sydney, NSW 2052

Australia

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